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by ralphrmartin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Orbea gilbertii
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Orbea gilbertii

Actually, I've got a nice pair of Rohan bags just that colour! :grin:
by ralphrmartin
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Help with ID please
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Help with ID please

I'm no Mammillaria expert, but could 2 be Mamm. glassii?
by ralphrmartin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Orbea gilbertii
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Orbea gilbertii

Lovely mustard colour!
by ralphrmartin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Root mealybug control
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Root mealybug control

For some plants, especially leafy succulents like Echeverias, Aeoniums, etc, and even small cacti in genera like Rebutia, the best bet might be just to cut all the roots off, and treat it as a cutting.
by ralphrmartin
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Ariocarpus Retusus Flower
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Ariocarpus Retusus Flower

Here's mine, with a touch of pink:
by ralphrmartin
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BBC news website
Replies: 19
Views: 711

Re: BBC news website

Mike P wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:05 pm
Thanks for pointing this out. It must be an age thing but I have just written to the BBC complaining about sloppy journalism and look forward to a detailed reply......or not.
Might be better to try some sort of regulator, like OFCOM or The Press Complaints Commission?
by ralphrmartin
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: BBC news website
Replies: 19
Views: 711

Re: BBC news website

With the BBC's appalling ability to even get basic facts right, is it any wonder that the world is rife with "fake news"? Apart from mixing up Allaudia with cacti, and showing photos of Ficus and Euphorbia, it also makes a serious error right at the start. The "most serious threat to cacti" is not s...
by ralphrmartin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cat litter and watering frequency for cacti
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Cat litter and watering frequency for cacti

Not all cacti come from hot and dry environments. You might be surprised to know that Rebutia minuscula can be found in something a bit like a rainforest, with Tradescantias and Begonias, for example, growing on roadside cuttings. I've seen Rebutia heliosa growing above a stream with Gunnera in it -...
by ralphrmartin
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Cat litter and watering frequency for cacti
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Cat litter and watering frequency for cacti

Wow. My plants are in a mix of equal parts fertilised coir, grit, JI Ericaceous compost, and they get watered once a week, and once every four days in that hot June we had. They generally look very healthy. I think many plants are opportunistic - the more water and feed given, the more they use. Bit...